Tangerine Tuxedo is a popular style of tea in China. This unique treat is made by hollowing out a tangerine, stuffing it with black tea and then letting it dry out and age as one. The fruit infuses the leaves with its citrus notes, smoothing out the earthy tea when brewed. Its traditional use is for soothing the stomach and is commonly drunk in the winter months or after meals.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 5 minutes.
Chenpi, meaning 'preserved peel', is sun-dried tangerine peel and is used as a common seasoning in Chinese cooking and traditional medicine. The practice of using citrus peels in traditional Chinese medicine began during the Song Dynasty and has lasted for seven hundred years. It is used to regulate ch'i (or qi) enhance digestion, and reduce phlegm.
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How do I prepare this?
Asked by Emma
on June 27th, 2019
Is it possible to store the tangerine between brews or do I need to drink all 2-3 cups in one sitting?